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updated: 7/29/2011 3:53 PM

Campton Hills police: Convict tried to sell home that wasn't his

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  • Daniel Kellogg

    Daniel Kellogg


A 36-year-old man convicted of car burglaries outside a St. Charles fitness center and ordered to begin serving a 5-year prison term on Aug. 11 is in trouble again.

Authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of Daniel M. Kellogg, formerly of St. Charles and West Chicago, accusing him of trying to sell a house in the 40W700 block of Grand Monde Drive, Campton Hills, that didn't belong to him and forging titles to a 1990 Corvette and 1988 conversion van.

"We can't find him," Campton Hills Police Chief Daniel Hoffmann said. Kellogg's last known address is in the 40W700 block of Grand Monde Drive.

Hoffman said the scheme came to light when Kellogg rented a house from a homeowner in Campton Hills under the guise that he would be interested in purchasing it.

Kellogg is accused of paying $5,000 rent from an account with insufficient funds, according to court records.

He also is accused of changing the title to the house to his name with a quitclaim deed and putting the house up for sale through a real estate agent, according to Hoffman and court records. Hoffman said Kellogg also subleased the house to additional renters and is accused of forging titles on two vehicles, court records show.

Overall, he faces four counts of deceptive practice, two counts of vehicle theft and vehicle title fraud. The most serious felony carries a top prison sentence of seven years.

Police said Kellogg also goes by the alias of Colin Fransen and uses a business name of Kellspott Inc.

Kellogg was due to begin serving a five-year prison term in mid-August after pleading guilty to several car burglaries outside the XSport Fitness, 238 N. Randall Road, St. Charles, in spring 2010.

Kellogg was given an extra month to get his affairs in order before reporting to serve his term and assured the judge he would show up.

At the time, Kellogg's attorney said he suffers from bipolar disorder and mild schizophrenia and stole from vehicles to so he could afford alcohol, marijuana and cocaine to "self medicate."

Kellogg has a criminal history dating back to 1995 when he was charged with writing a bad check in St. Charles, court record show. He also has convictions for burglary, misuse of credit cards and theft.

He was arrested in April 2010 after authorities found a credit card reader, credit card receipts and a stolen South Barrington police badge during a search of his apartment on the 500 block of Carriage Drive in West Chicago, police said.

People with information about Kellogg should call Campton Hills police at (630) 584-0330.